What is Service Learning?

Dickerson Civic Center is an organization whose mission is to promote “service learning”, which we believe is a building block of a healthy, vibrant community and caring society.

But what is “service learning” exactly?

Service-learning is a method by which people learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized experience.

Service-learning includes four critical components:

  • Preparation
  • Action
  • Reflection
  • Celebration

The benefits are numerous, as outlined below.

What is Service Learning

The varied programs we develop and take into our community are centered around this mission and purpose – to teach students to become involved in their communities in meaningful and productive, needs-based activities.

You can read more about our service-learning programming and initiatives here.

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